Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

...and now.

Date: 2008-10-28 10:23
Subject: Blah.
Security: Public
Mood: gloomy

1. Are you in a relationship?
Nope

2. If no, would you like to be? If yes, would you like not to be?
Maybe...it would certainly have its advantages

3. How often do you visit your MySpace profile?
Very rarely - pretty much only when I have a new comment or message. You can check it out here.

4. What is your favorite candy bar?
It'd be Peanut Butter Twix, but those bastards stopped making them so I'll say...Butterfinger

5. What are your favorite shoes?
I still love my *ugly* bowling shoes, but Bailey chewed on them so they're not as comfortable...I think my sheep shoes by Converse are pretty rad - and all my Rocket Dog shoes.

6. Have you ever tripped going up steps?
All the time. That's how Gustafsons do it. Once in Mexico my dad cut his head open doing that.

7. Do you have a vacation planned for this summer yet?
Summer is very far away.

8. Would you bungee jump?
I doubt it. I don't even know if I'm really afraid of it or not....it just seems pointless.

9. Do you own a Fallout Boy CD?
Nope. I think I may have a song on my iPod, but I'm not sure...

10. Do you like amusement parks?
Usually - I don't like lines, though. It's also silly how you have to pay to park at most places.

11. Do you ride rollercoasters?
I do. I especially like those ones at Islands of Adventure in Orlando.

12. What is your current favorite CD?
The
Juno soundtrack

13. Can you touch your tongue to your nose?
No.

14. When was the last time you were in the ocean?
April - New Zealand

15. Do you like beer?
Nope

16. Would you kiss someone of the same sex?
I have

17. What is the most embarrassing CD you own?
I own all sorts of weird stuff, but I'm not embarrassed by any of it.

18. Are you sarcastic?
No. Never.

I AM clever, though...

19. Is there anything you wait for every summer?
Longer days, sunshine, warm weather

20. In your opinion, what is the best summer smell?
The grill.

21. Socks and sandals?
Not very often.

22. Who was the last person to go to the movies with you?
I think it was the newest
Batman with Jason...

23. What's one thing you really hope to do this winter?
Get my house super clean and organized.

24. Do you like to go Mini-Golfing?
It's ok...I like the fancy, pirate-themed courses in touristy places.

25. Are you moving any time soon?
No - even if I wanted to (I don't), I don't think it'd be possible to sell my house.

26. Are you going to be starting a new job any time soon?
Nope - maybe a new project.

27. Have you ever slapped someone?
Yep.

28. Do you get poison ivy?
Never have.

29. Do you like camping?
I don't think so - I don't think I'd like sleeping in a tent...

30. What was the last restaurant you ate at?
I went through the drive-thru at Arby's yesterday

31. Favorite pizza topping?
Really good Italian sausage or pepperoni.

32. Pants or shorts?
I don't wear shorts very often so I'll say pants.

33. Do you play any sports?
Hula hooping

34. Do you use Chapstick?
I guess I would if I needed it and it was there, but, no, not usually.

35. What were the last 3 movies you watched?
Anchorman...Batman...Juno????

36. Are you currently fighting with anyone?
No. I hate fighting.

37. Are you too forgiving?
Probably - I always forgive.

38. How many pets do you have?
Bailey and Freddy...and I REALLY, REALLY hope Jack comes home soon... :(

39. Do you own clothing from Hot Topic?
I think I have a pair of pajamas somewhere?

40. What is your favorite breakfast?
French toast sticks and chocolate milk.

41. Where was the last place you drove?
Home from Arby's

43. Where will you be in 24 hours?
Work - or maybe working from home.

44. What did you do 3 nights ago?
John and I spent Saturday night searching for Jack. :(

45. When was the last time you went to a fancy restaurant?
Fancy? No idea.

46. What was the last thing you bought?
Besides that Arby's I keep talking about (it was a medium roast beef sandwich, curly fries, and a chocolate shake, by the way), I got a Making Memories Desktop Carousel.

47. Have you ever been in a foreign country?
I have - England, Greece, New Zealand, etc...

48. Anywhere you want to go?
Back to NZ!

49. What's the farthest you've ever traveled from home.
New Zealand

50. What have you done today?
Listened to some podcasts, checked my work email, talked to John...

51. Do you own anything from a sex shop?
Some stuff from a sex party. I think that counts.

52. Are you thinking of someone right now?
Jack :(

53. Have you ever thrown something out of a moving car?
Sure. In New Zealand, we'd throw apple cores and banana peels and stuff like that out the window and say, "Ashes to ashes!"

54. Do you smoke cigarettes?
icky.

55. Would you date someone who smoked cigarettes?
Nope.

56. Are you happy with your life right now?
Not especially.

57. What's the last thing you ate?
Sugar cookie dough.

58. What's the next place you have to go?
Work.

59. How many hours do you usually sleep per night?
6-8, I think. I don't have a very regular schedule.

60. What's the next important date on your calendar?
Halloween.

61. Who last called you?
My cousin Rodia

62. McDonald's or Burger King?
McDonald's - chicken nugget Happy Meals w/ chocolate shakes.

63. Who last messaged you?
John

64. Are you closer to your mother or father?
I'm not very close to either of them.

65. Do you like to quote things?
I try - I don't have a very good memory for very specific things and usually mess them up and get frustrated!

66. Are you afraid of the dark?
Not really.

67. Do you exercise regularly?
Never.

68. What is the most expensive thing you ever bought?
My iMac, I think....or my college education, if that counts.

69. What should you be doing right now?
Working on my year-end assessment.

Then...

Here's a survey thing I did almost exactly 2 years ago today...

Date: 2006-10-29 11:51
Subject: Blah.
Security: Public
Mood: gloomy

1. Are you in a relationship?
No...

2. If no, would you like to be? If yes, would you like not to be?
I think so.

3. How often do you visit your MySpace profile?
Every other day or so...depends on how much time I feel like wasting.

4. What is your favorite candy bar?
Peanut Butter Twix

5. What are your favorite shoes?
My *ugly* bowling shoes (i.e. my awesome Skechers that go with everything!!!)

6. Have you ever tripped going up steps?
All the time. That's how Gustafsons do it. Once in Mexico my dad cut his head open doing that.

7. Do you have a vacation planned for this summer yet?
Summer is very far away.

8. Would you bungee jump?
I doubt it. I don't even know if I'm really afraid of it or not....it just seems pointless.

9. Do you own a Fallout Boy CD?
Nope. I don't think I even know who that is.

10. Do you like amusement parks?
Usually - I don't like lines, though. It's also silly how you have to pay to park at most places.

11. Do you ride rollercoasters?
I do. I especially like those ones at Islands of Adventure in Orlando.

12. What is your current favorite CD?
Ummmmmm....Right this second it is Digital Ashes in a Digital Urn by Bright Eyes.

13. Can you touch your tongue to your nose?
No.

14. When was the last time you were in the ocean?
5 months ago - Daytona Beach with Nic.

15. Do you like beer?
Nooooo

16. Would you kiss someone of the same sex?
Yep.

17. What is the most embarrassing CD you own?
I'm kind of over being embarrassed by the things I like. Maybe the Ashley Parker Angel CD.

18. Are you sarcastic?
All the time.

19. Is there anything you wait for every summer?
The cabin, sunshine, heat, green grass...

20. In your opinion, what is the best summer smell?
The grill.

21. Socks and sandals?
Why not?

22. Who was the last person to go to the movies with you?
Derek - the Pirate movie...I have not seen many movies lately!

23. What's one thing you really hope to do this winter?
Survive?

24. Do you like to go Mini-Golfing?
I don't LOVE it...I like the fancy, pirate-themed courses in touristy places.

25. Are you moving any time soon?
I doubt it...but maybe. Probably not.

26. Are you going to be starting a new job any time soon?
Hopefully January 18th, if not sooner!

27. Have you ever slapped someone?
Yep.

28. Do you get poison ivy?
Never have.

29. Do you like camping?
I don't think so. I like my air conditioned cabin.

30. What was the last restaurant you ate at?
Taco John's last....Wednesday, I think.

31. Favorite pizza topping?
Really good Italian Sausage or pepperoni.

32. Pants or shorts?
Depends...pants are good cause I don't like shaving my legs.

33. Do you play any sports?
I guess I'm playing indoor soccer for school??? I'm trying to get out of it, though.

34. Do you use Chapstick?
No...I think I use Soft Lips or something like that. It is tingly.

35. What were the last 3 movies you watched?
Ummmmm...Office Space...the Pirate movie and Superman???

36. Are you currently fighting with anyone?
No. I hate fighting.

37. Are you too forgiving?
Probably. I always do. Not sure if that's good or bad?

38. How many pets do you have?
Two cats at my house and a pug dog and a turtle at my parents' house.

39. Do you own clothing from Hot Topic?
Some pajamas that I got for my birthday last year. Maybe some left over stuff from high school that I can't remember...

40. What is your favorite breakfast?
Cinammon roll french toast and chocolate milk.

41. Where was the last place you drove?
To work. An hour early.

43. Where will you be in 24 hours?
Wow...at work. Lame.

44. What did you do 3 nights ago?
Thursday night I went to class and then home and then to Andy's house where I studied...

45. When was the last time you went to a fancy restaurant?
A totally random co-worker took me out to lunch at Zelo's a couple weeks ago. It's pretty fancy there. I felt under-dressed. They give you a black napkin if you are wearing black pants.

46. What was the last thing you bought?
Smirnoff Ice.

47. Have you ever been in a foreign country?
Yes. I wish I was right now...

48. Anywhere you want to go?
Anywhere but here at the moment.

49. What's the farthest you've ever traveled from home.
Greece.

50. What have you done today?
Rushed to work, screwed around on the Internet, avoided calls from my dad, tried to figure out how to make my life better.

51. Do you own anything from a sex shop?
Yes. Yes I do. Well, from a sex party. I think that counts.

52. Are you thinking of someone right now?
My dad. Grrr.

53. Have you ever thrown something out of a moving car?
Sure.

54. Do you smoke cigarettes?
icky.

55. Would you date someone who smoked cigarettes?
Nope.

56. Are you happy with your life right now?
Usually...some parts...in general....

57. What's the last thing you ate?
A Reese's peanute butter cup.

58. What's the next place you have to go?
Home or school to write a paper that is due tomorrow....

59. How many hours do you usually sleep per night?
I'd say 4, on average.

60. What's the next important date on your calendar?
My "Partial Office Memo" due date - tomorrow, 4:30 PM.

61. Who last called you?
Dad....

62. McDonald's or Burger King?
McDonald's - it's closer to my house.

63. Who last messaged you?
Andy.

64. Are you closer to your mother or father?
I have very different relationships with both of them so it is hard to say. I tend to put up with Father better than Mother.

65. Do you like to quote things?
I would, but I have a crappy memory for specific things like that.

66. Are you afraid of the dark?
Not really.

67. Do you exercise regularly?
Ha - no.

68. What is the most expensive thing you ever bought?
My iMac, I think....or my college education, if that counts.

69. What should you be doing right now?
Work. School.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jack is Missing!!!!

My cat, Jack, disappeared Friday night and he hasn't come back! We've been searching all weekend, reported him to the police and the humane societies, we're about to go spread fliers across the city...I'm so scared...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

This makes me feel very sad and alone

Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down
in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language
- even the phrase “each other” -
do not make any sense.



- - Rumi

When it rains...

...everything gets all wet.

September, 2008 was a month to forget...and now it's already mid-October...and turning into another month to forget.

Sigh.

Dad's recovering - lots of pain and very tired, but nothing unexpected.

I went to his house and got his car.

...the first time I've been to the house that he lives in without my mom...

Having a working, dependable car is good. It would be really fantastic if I could use it to go to the grocery store or Target or something, huh?

Unfortunately I can't do anything like that at the moment because my debit card is full of fraudulent charges. I noticed them this morning and called the bank right away. They're nice and helpful and understanding - I'm very grateful for that. They closed the account and all that which is definitely good...but leaves me without any money.

Sigh.

Can't a girl get a break???

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

3 Things: 3 Things I Did Today

1. Got very upset because the engine in my car dies if I idle for more than 5 seconds and I don't really know what to do about that since my dad's in the hospital, I'm quite short on money, and I need my car...

2. Made Shrinky Dink ghosts inspired by the Ghost World kit I think I mentioned in my last entry.

3. Gave Jim 2 pictures of Bailey, 1 of which he finds particularly fantastic.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

3 Things: Independent Artsiness and Online Shopping!

3 of my favorite places online to buy super cute and unique stuff AND support independent artists:
 
1.  Nut and Bee - ADORABLE art prints, stationary, buttons, and magnets from New Zealand. 
 
2.  elsiecake - Elsie Flannigan's Etsy shop.  I used her patterns for my recent embroidery and I just ordered the "Ghost World Craft Kit" yesterday!
 
3.  BAM POP! - 2 words: Parachuting Bambots.
 
Check them out and join me in my infatuation!